20MH027 - Building a Culture of Resiliency: Trauma-Informed Care Focused on ACEs and Social Determinants of Health (Online Course and/or Live Skills Lab)

Dec 31–Mar 9, 2020 Closed Medicine Mental Health Nursing Pharmacy

20MH027 - Building a Culture of Resiliency: Trauma-Informed Care Focused on ACEs and Social Determinants of Health (Online Course and/or Live Skills Lab)


Online Course Available Now | Live Skills Lab on March 9th

Studies have shown that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scores were directly connected with the development of serious emotional problems, health risk behaviors, social problems, adult disease, disability, mortality, high healthcare costs, and worker performance problems later in life. Higher ACE scores were directly connected with liver disease, chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, heart disease, autoimmune disease, lung cancer, depression, attempted suicide, hallucinations, the use of antipsychotic medications, the abuse of substances, multiple sex partners, and increased likelihood of becoming a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence.

North Carolina Area Heath Education Centers (AHECs) have joined together to reach our rural communities in order to raise awareness of how trauma affects our society and to promote resilience in response. Participants will learn the science of resiliency--realistic skills to reduce the intergenerational effects of trauma on the lifespan of each participant and their greater community.

Build your own CE

This series provides training at 2 levels
Choose to attend 1 or both and start with the program that fits your current skill level.

Level 1 (Introductory): Self-paced, online course
Level 2 (Intermediate): Half day of live skills training

Join us in the vision to decrease traumatic events, raise awareness, and build resilient communities!

Level 1 - Introductory (2-hour online course)

Shifting the Lens: Creating a Culture that is Trauma-Informed and Resiliency-Focused

This two-part online course will provide a secure foundation in trauma-informed care, ACEs, and the science of resiliency. It was developed to provide both professionals and community members with a common understanding of the science of trauma and resiliency and the knowledge base with which to develop vital skills in resolving the effects of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in individuals, the workplace and the community.

Registration Fee: $25.00

To register for Level 1, please click the blue link below. You will be taken to AHEConnect, our online hosting site. Upon creating an account or logging in, you will be able to complete the registration and payment process.

Register for and begin Level 1 by clicking HERE!

Level 2 - Intermediate (4-hour on-site skills lab)

Building a Culture of Resiliency

This 4-hour skill lab will provide simple tools to assess trauma and steps to resolve toxic stress and trauma in a variety of settings including: workplace, social services, law enforcement, schools, therapeutic/healthcare settings and the greater rural community.

2020 Date & Location:
Monday, March 9th | MAHEC - Asheville, NC

Register for Level 2 by clicking HERE!

Group Registrations

Registering 5 or more participants with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.

fax 828.257.4768 | scan and email | mail MAHEC Registration, 121 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Group Rate Available

$50/person | Five or more from same agency, registering & paying at same time

*For full list of registration fees, please scroll to the bottom of this page or see the pdf brochure.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, mental health and substance use professionals, social workers, law enforcement, school staff, community health workers, peer support specialists and others who are interested in building a trauma-informed resilient culture within the community


Participants will build a culture of resiliency by learning to:

  • Examine Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the connection to socioeconomic outcomes and chronic disease
  • Identify the body's response to traumatic events and the science of resiliency
  • Apply and integrate skills to facilitate neuroplasticity and healing across cultures and diverse communities
  • Demonstrate competency in using both a trauma-informed and resiliency-focused lens within your community and agency


  • MaryLynn L. Barrett, LCSW, MPH


Brochure / Registration Form